Rock 'N' Roll Inventions: Going Electric

  • 45m
  • HD
  • TV-PG

The electric guitar came about during the Big Band era, invented only so it could be heard with the other instruments. But over the next few decades, it would come to dominate popular music and change the industry forever. Follow its evolution, from a slab of wood and wires to the instrument that has defined the spirit of rock 'n' roll. Interviews with top music producers, historians, and guitar heroes Andy Summers, Graham Nash, and Dave Davies help us celebrate this instrument of power, speed, and swagger.